Trails 2000, Inc.

Please support the planning, building and maintaining of trails in and around Durango, Colorado and La Plata County on City, County, BLM, Forest Service and private lands (including the Colorado Trail sections 28.2 and 28.3); educating trail users; and encouraging connectivity on road, path and trail.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Trails 2000 Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
T2K
Date Established
1993
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1290857
Addresses
Headquarters Address
PO Box 3868
Durango, CO 81302
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
(970)259-4682
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
info@trails2000.org
Website
www.trails2000.org
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Mission Statement

Trails 2000 plans, builds and maintains trails; educates trail users; and encourages connectivity on road, path and trail.

Organization History

Great ideas often grow into great movements. In the early 1980s, four Durango locals who were trail users first hatched such an idea. Bob Allen, David Bode, Mike Finney and Scott Fleming were sharing a lunch at Olde Tymer's Café on Main Avenue when the conversation turned to the imminent growth and development of Durango and how the existing trail system would need to be protected. The four eventually shared the discussion with Ed Zink, Durango native and owner of The Outdoorsman, (now Mountain Bike Specialists), who carried the idea up the ladder to Sally Wisely, then the regional director of the Bureau of Land Management. Together, they dreamed up an independent trails group which would interface with the local land agencies, and Trails 2000 was born.

The story goes that the group's first board of directors had a two-part goal - preserve and protect Durango's existing trails network and build 200 miles of trail by the year 2000. Longtime Durangoan and trails enthusiast Bill Manning was roped in to run the organization as a volunteer director, and he started the job by recruiting volunteers to build trail for the first-ever unified World Mountain Bike Championships, held in Durango in 1990.

Not long after, a board of directors was formed and trailwork commenced on the Telegraph Trail system not far from Durango's east side. From there, Trails 2000 handily secured many of the easements for trail access on private lands in Horse Gulch. The group then turned its attention to the town's west side and raised funds for the City's first open pace acquisition at Durango Mountain Park (now Overend Mountain Park), and a great movement began to pick up speed . . .

Testimonials

Trails 2000 boosts local quality of life

Recently, as I crested the apex on Raider Ridge between the Skyline and Sugar trails, a spectacular sunset unfolded and I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the place we call home - and the miraculous work accomplished by Trails 2000.

Once back home from my soul-satisfying mountain bike ride, I sat down to read the T2000 booklet recently published by this amazing organization and gained even greater appreciation for the incredible legacy created by the founders and current T2000 team of board members and volunteers. I absolutely loved the "Voices of the Trails" interviews and the many wise tidbits of trail wisdom.

Thanks to Trails 2000 for greatly enhancing our community's quality of life!

Paul G
Durango

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